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Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two

  • Author: Carrie Robinson
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 15 minutes
  • yield Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This Light & Easy Garlic Lemon Pasta For Two is a delicious date night dinner recipe! This simple spaghetti recipe is one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time!



  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • enough cooked angel hair pasta for 2
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, start your water to boil for your pasta. I like to throw in a couple of pinches of salt to my water before boiling.
  2. While the water starts to boil, mince your garlic.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil for a minute or two. Add the garlic and saute 1-2 minutes, just until it starts to turn golden. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Once the water is boiling, throw in your angel hair pasta. It should only take 3-4 minutes to cook since it is a thin pasta.
  5. Drain your pasta once cooked and then dump into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Scrape the garlic and olive oil in the skillet over the cooked pasta. Squeeze in the lemon juice and then toss in the Parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Toss well.
  7. Taste the pasta and then season with salt & pepper to your taste.
  8. Divide the pasta onto two plates and garnish with additional shredded Parmesan and fresh basil, if you prefer.
  9. Enjoy!

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